Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him. (Psalm 2:10-12 ESV)
Heavenly Father, In Your greatness and goodness, we have a Savior, Jesus Christ — Your only begotten Son. Yet, so many in our world have rejected Him. Your Word tells us over and over again of how those who trust in Jesus will not only be saved but be blessed. We are told to have a healthy fear of Your wrath because while You are a God of love, You are also a God of justice. And You will not allow sin to go unpunished. As the author of faith, please write belief on the hearts of all who desperately need to turn to You in repentance and help them understand their only hope can be found in Jesus. Help those of us who have already trusted in Christ to be a reflection of Your goodness in a world marked with destruction, hatred, and evil. Help our leaders and our nation and our world turn to You and You alone. We praise You and pray all of this in the Holy Name of Jesus, Amen.